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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Dec 28, 2005 2:49am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Band suggestions for fan of 1969-74 GD, re: Frank Zappa

While FZ's music definitely fits this thread as far as sound, there was technically no real "jamming". To me,that is the beauty of much of his work, that it would sound as if the band was totally riffing, when in fact everything was written down and he did not allow the musicians to stray from the written text, even for live performances. One of the aspects of Zappa's true genius was that he was able to actually write down music that ended up sounding truly improvised. To me he was, and still is, One of the greatest musicians ever.
Oh and Diana, I have to second your suggestion about checking out Coltrane, for me he was the epitome of Jazz riffing, even more than Miles Davis, or Thelonious Monk (two more awesome Jazz jammers)

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2005-12-28 10:30:07

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2005-12-28 10:37:37

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2005-12-28 10:49:36